Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unplanned Rest Day


Yes, today I uttered quite possibly the 3 worst words that a runner (or athlete) can say. Needed Nipple Bandaids Today, I took an unplanned rest day.


On Tuesday, I decided to jump right back into training and ran a 10 miler with 4 miles at marathon pace of 7:05ish.  It was a really solid run, but I was certainly reminded that I ran a marathon less than 2 weeks before.  I have no idea how I ran nearly that pace for 17 miles.  I get the feeling it is sort of like waking up in the morning and seeing a wine bottle with only an inch left.  I have no idea how the bottle got that empty, but doing it again makes me want to barf.  Wine Carbo Load



On Wednesday, I ran an easy 5 miles.  My knee felt “itchy” during the run (“tight” perhaps?) and when I stopped was full on “achy”.  It ebbed and flowed throughout the day in various stages of “hurty”, but overall I knew that something was up.  Unfortunately, I went drunken high school dance in the back of mom’s minivan on my running plan.  While the marathon pace run felt hard but good, it was just a bit too much just a bit too fast. Self coach fail  However, one of the things that I’ve found to be the key to my success has been to know what is injury pangs vs what is being sore pangs.  This felt like injury so I took the rest day.  Hopefully it will pay dividends tomorrow when I try it out again. Hurts so good


I vented my frustration to twitter earlier this morning.  I’ve come to believe that twitter is only good for a few very specific things: Complaining, talking about bodily functions (Pooping & things I see in the bathroom), posting about runs that go particularly bad, did I mention complaining?, and posting my witty observations.  Doesn’t that make you want to follow me!?

I asked everyone what their “3 worst words for runners” were and here is what I received.  What are YOUR worst 3 words?  So far, unplanned rest day is leading my list by a mile.

8 comments:

Penny said...

I cant' believe Not tonight Dear didn't make the list!! (doesn't that count as an athletic event!- you know - for about 2 minutes)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Here's mine:

Here's a boot.

A shorter boot.

No running period.

Missy said...

Freak ya! I can't read or know what day it is but I made the blog! haha
Penny's comment made me lol.

ltlindian said...

school snow day

hazard in pool (means someone shit in it and it's closed)

rainy and 40's

your daughter puked

I guess these aren't running specific but they do impact my ability to exercise (run and/or swim).

Andrea said...

blizzard conditions expected

treadmill long run

weight training day

Jason said...

Heart Rate Z2

Nothing worse.

Running Moose said...

Crap! A skunk!!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Penny made me laugh.